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7th YAP Colloquium held in Paris on 22 September 2009

The 7th YAP Colloquium was held in Paris on September 22, with over 100 young arbitration practitioners from 13 countries (Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Greece, Japan, Mexico, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, UK and USA).

The theme of the conference was "New Challenges of International Arbitration". The first panel discussed "International arbitration and financial crisis". The moderators were Michael E. Schneider (Lalive, Geneva) and Nadia Darwazeh (ICC) and presentations were given by Jan Schäfer (Allen & Overy, Frankfurt) and Mélanie Van Leeuwen (Loyens & Loeff, Paris). The second panel focused on "The arbitrator facing the judge - A selection of current hot issues in international arbitration". The moderators were Pierre Mayer (Dechert, Paris) and Sophie Lamb (Debevoise & Plimpton, London), and presentations were made by Eduardo Silva Romero (Dechert, Paris) and Olivier Caprasse (Hanotiau & van den Berg, Brussels).

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First IAI Forum held in Vougeot

The International Arbitration Institute (IAI) launched a new series of conferences, the IAI Forum/Les Entretiens de l'IAI, the first of which took place in Burgundy, at the Château du Clos de Vougeot, from Friday 12 September to Sunday 14 September 2008. These conferences are in the form of a two day retreat and combine formal presentations and active dialogue between the speakers and the floor.

This inaugural IAI Forum was dedicated to the review of arbitral awards. The first day focused on the review of arbitral awards by domestic courts. The speakers included Bernard Hanotiau and Olivier Caprasse, from Hanotiau & van den Berg, who made an introductory presentation, and a panel of judges from four jurisdictions: Justice Stephen Breyer, from the United States Supreme Court; Judge Dominique Hascher, from the Paris Court of Appeal; Lord Mance, from the House of Lords; and Judge Roland Halvorsen, from the Svea Court of Appeal. Johnny Veeder also contributed with an outstanding key note speech on whether the New York Convention should be amended.

The second day of the Forum was devoted to the review of awards in the ICSID system. Speakers included Professor W. Michael Reisman, from Yale Law School; Sir Franklin Berman, from Essex Court Chambers; Ahmed El-Kosheri, from Kosheri, Rashed and Riad; Judge Gilbert Guillaume, former President of the International Court of Justice; and Professor Andreas Bucher, from the University of Geneva.

Participation in this event was limited to 50 attendants so as to allow for active exchange. The proceedings of the Forum will be published as IAI Series on International Arbitration No. 6.

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